Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VBT Review: Puppy Love

Puppy Love
by Sylvie Fox



There are only two things Sophie Reid doesn’t do: lawyers and sex. When sexy, lawyer Ryan Becker stumbles into her life, her first two thoughts are “no,” and “definitely no.” After Sophie and Ryan rescue a dog from certain death on the Hollywood Freeway, they share one smoldering kiss. Sophie knows a potential train wreck when she sees it and leaves the dog and Ryan at the pound knowing she’ll never see either of them again.

Poor kid turned corporate attorney, Ryan vowed he’d get an education, succeed, and be welcomed in the front door of the most stately homes in Beverly Hills. Now that his career is on an upward trajectory, he is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, the women he has been meeting haven’t set his heart racing. Enter: Sophie.

A master of persuasion by profession, Ryan convinces Sophie to pursue their undeniable mutual attraction. But Ryan’s quest to be a success at the very occupation she reviles rankles her.

When a Hollywood union strikes, Ryan and Sophie find themselves on opposite sides of the bargaining table. Can their sparks in the bedroom overcome their standoff in the boardroom?


Their hands touched only briefly when the man handed over the dog, but she felt a jolt that zinged her to the tips of her wild berry toenails. The energy, decidedly sexual, was nothing like she’d ever experienced. It traveled up her arm and zapped her somewhere down low. She grasped the dog cum security blanket more securely and looked into the stranger’s midnight blue eyes for the first time.

He was looking at her intently, curiously, sizing her up. It was probably the hair, she figured, not her. Men like him did not look twice at women like her. Her multiple piercings and tattoos shocked a lot of conservative types. For just a moment she forgot the furry bundle wiggling in her arms. She felt an unexpected attraction to the man dressed in a starched button down shirt and pressed slacks. His whole demeanor screamed uptight lawyer or bean counting CPA – just the kind of guy she worked to studiously avoid.

The traffic started moving. To be safe, they both retreated to their cars, but Sophie could not shake the strong and instant connection she felt to the stranger.

He seemed just as bewildered. “Hey, Sunflower, I didn’t get your name.”

She smiled, trying to hide the shivers he caused. Her usual sarcastic rejoinder froze on her lips. “I’ll be fine. Thanks, really, thanks for your help,” Sophie said, her gravelly voice more husky than usual, deliberately leaving the question unanswered. She cut the exchange short, knowing that any further conversation with this guy, no matter how handsome his strong features were, no matter how well he filled out the conservatively cut clothes, was a bad, bad idea.

Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  Opposites attract in this quirky, sweet and fun romance. Puppy Love is filled with great moments, a love story that captured my heart, and don't forget the little mutt that started it all. 

In a big city like LA, you just never know who you're going to meet and when. That's certainly the case for Sophie and Ryan, two people that would have never met otherwise. As opposite as can be, there is an attraction there. Sophie just doesn't want to give in to her feelings...she's certainly a stubborn one!  But Ryan knows what he wants, and that's a chance with Sophie. It's all about the chase, and that's certainly on.

I enjoyed Ms. Fox's story...light hearted, easy to read, and fun! It's a comfort read, one that I can pull down from my shelf again and again when I want something to read that's guaranteed to put a smile on my face. Very well done! I can't wait to see what else this author has up her sleeve. 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:   

I write the kinds of books I love to read. The quirky characters in my romance novels experience angst, conflict, mostly great sex, and always get their "happily ever after." In my mainstream fiction, ordinary woman experience angst, conflict, and occassional great sex, but they also get embroiled in struggles against extraordinary odds, and I don't promise a happy ending. I also love thrillers, but I don't write those. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and a whole lot of pets. When I'm not hanging out in Hollywood, I'm eating my way through Budapest.

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  1. Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed Puppy Love!

  2. Nikki...4.5 lightning bolts! What a great review. As a reader, I appreciate a good, honest review. Thanks. If a book has cats or puppies, I say: What's not to love? LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. This sounds like my kind of story. What a great review.

  4. It sounds like a really cute story, you have to love a man who is kind to dogs

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. Nice review, I think I will love the story.


  6. Good review! This sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy reading:)

  7. Good review! I love the book as well!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  8. Oh, this one sounds very nice I love the setting as well, I'm always interested in a well researched story!

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOTcom

  9. It sounds like the perfect holiday read, light and easy :)

  10. Great review! This sounds like such a cute read!

  11. That is such a wonderful excerpt. I love first meetings.


  12. Great review!
    Sounds like a really good read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. You know, I'm in need of a nice lighthearted read...Thanks for the review!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  14. CONGRATULATIONS to Natasha D (made a comment on Teena in Toronto's Puppy Love post). She's the randomly drawn winner of a basic Amazon Kindle or $69 gift card.